LIFE’S DEATH MARCH
January 26, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Thom Browne
Paris, France – Thom Browne is up to fresh antics with the presentation of his new Fall Winter 2015/16 collection. In the showing he shows the Thom Browne man moving from bed to the breakfast table, then to the office, and finally back to bed. It is a repetitious cycle of life that repeats itself for many until the grim reaper comes for them. Browne translates everything into a powerful procession tailoring in black.
Browne cuts the trousers far above the ankles and finishes them with 3-inch cuffs. Though amply cut, they remain stiff in their movement. The jackets are cut very, short, and their sleeves do not quite manage to reach the wrists.
Browne does a huge play on the opposition of feminine and masculine. He sends the models out in veils, parasols, black laces, fur, delicate gloves and parasols. The darkness is broken by the amusing little stitch designs used in the lining of his coats and jackets. These imageries include little spouting whales.